Brace Yourselves: Rihanna is Coming to a Theater Near You

This is not a drill. Rihanna is coming to the big screen.

No, BBHMM is not hitting theaters (though we’d see it if it was); the songstress has landed herself a major movie role in the forthcoming sci fi flick Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets. And if that weren’t good enough news already, the film costars none other than Cara Delevingne and comes courtesy of Luc Besson, the director best known for Léon: The Professional and everyone’s favorite 90s sci fi classic, The Fifth Element.

Besson took to Instagram to make the big announcement, posting a characteristically gorgeous picture of RiRi with the appropriately enthusiastic caption “RIHANNA is in VALERIAN!!!!! …and she has a big part!! I’m Sooo excited!!!”

RIHANNA is in VALERIAN!!!!! ….and she has a big part!! I’m Sooo excited!!!

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So what can we expect from Valérian? An adaptation of the popular French graphic novel series “Valérian and Laureline,” the film follows two government operatives tasked with maintaining intergalactic order. There’s plenty of man candy in the film as well; Dane Dehaan plays the title role and Clive Owen is the man in charge.

While this isn’t the first time Rihanna’s graced the big screen – she starred in the utterly brutal Battleship back in 2012 and who could forget her cameo in This Is The End – but this is undoubtedly her most promising major role to date.

What’s the catch? Valérian doesn’t hit theaters until 2017.

Cara Delevingne Schools Vogue On Her Sexuality

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Cara Delevingne on the July 2015 Cover of Vogue

Cara Delevingne has no time for your bullshit. The model and actress  covered Vogue last month, and amidst the lines of a very revealing profile, writer Rob Haskell casually brushed off her relationship with St. Vincent, suggesting her bisexuality was just a phase. In yesterday’s New York Times, she set the record straight (no pun intended) stating,

“My sexuality is not a phase. I am who I am.”

Addressing it as direct and succinctly as Haskell (as well as her parents) dismissed it, the Paper Towns star had the perfect reaction to anyone policing her sexuality. Also, always a class act, she cleared the air by saying she found “nothing malicious” about the article at all. She’s just stating who she is.

Cara Delevingne is a sublime model and actress with great popularity, especially amongst young adults, which is why it’s important she’s setting a good paradigm for bisexuals, who are constantly under suspicion.

Why everyone polices bisexuality is beyond me; in a culture that’s seeing so much more understanding and policy on LGBT rights, we still treat the “B” with some skepticism and content, probably because it challenges straight culture’s binary thinking moreso than gay, lesbian or transgender individuals might. Is it really that threatening to think people can be attracted to more than one gender (and, possibly, several?)

Well, Cara’s gonna do her, and you better get used to it.

 

Pyrrhic victory!!!!!!

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Insta-Critic: Chanel, à la Brasserie

Coffee with Coco, or Karl would top many a fashion person’s bucket list, to be sure. And for some editors etcetera the chance presented itself this morning, No expense was spared in giving the Grand Palais a Chanel level makeover by which it became Brasserie Gabrielle, a place where impossibly leggy and chic models (you know the drill by now…Kendall, Cara, Joan…). As for the clothes, they served as a chic reminder that lunch is reason enough to look chic. Oh, and the shoes. Well, suddenly I desperately want a (very sensible and easily justifiable!) pair of two-toned sling-backs à la my grandmother.

Lady-like lunching @chanelofficial @kendalljenner #pfw #fall2015 #treschic

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Conservative skirts made very cool.

Maybe just never leave this booth.

Saucer clutch @chanelofficial #pfw #fall2015 #jadore

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The bag to snap was this assiette clutch.

Reaching very peak levels of cool over here.

9 Reasons Jourdan Dunn Is Your Spirit Animal

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Spirit animals have come a long way from just being animals. Meant to be a representation of traits or skills that you’re meant to learn or have, your spirit animal could easily be a slice of pizza. But ditch the carbs and your spirit animal inhabits traits a little less dairy and a little more Victoria’s Secret.

Jourdan Dunn’s hotter than the sun. (Get it?) The British export is always sizzling, whether she’s partying in Miami during Basel or giving you a dosage of fabulous attitude with one her many smizes. Not quite convinced? See below to be fully converted.

1. That time her legs were two giraffe necks and she carried a whip. 2013 VICTORIA'S SECRET Fashion ShowPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

2. When she was a tower. Billy-FarrellPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

3. *Sips Tea*JOURDAN DUNN 'CELL FOR GRATITUDE' CHARITY EVENT - (Exclusive Content)Photo: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

4. That time your spirit animal was with an actual animal. STELLA MCCARTNEY Spring 2015 PresentationPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

5. Even supermodels get sugar cravings.Angela-PhamPhoto: Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

6. Jourdan has mastered the kiss face. Those lips rival Kylie Jenner’s. BFAnycPhoto: BFAnyc.com

7. Studious can be sexy too.2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards - ARRIVALS Photo: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

8. The “I’m talking shit about you” face.Sir Philip & Lady Green Host the TOPSHOP TOPMAN Dinner in Celebration of the 5th Avenue New York City Flagship OpeningPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

9. Then you realize J’s secretly a robot. Which makes a lot of sense because a body like that is out of this world! Joe-Schildhorn-3Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

 

Cara Delevingne: Supermodel Becomes Supervillain

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Now that Model of the Year is in the bag, the busiest bee, Cara Delevingne has moved on from the catwalk to the silver screen. And her latest movie role score is a big one.

Her latest, announced today, will be in Warner Bros. DC Comics based Suicide Squad, slated for a 2016 release. Delevingne will play the magical villain Enchantress alongside a star-studded cast including Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto.

Forget Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne and Kendall are in “LOVE”

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In another sexy photo of the day we’ve got @thelovemagazine teasing us with what may or may not be a cover image.

@kendalljenner @caradelevingne wearing @bottegavenetaofficial by #solvesundsbo @kegrand in GQ

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“Kendall and Cara” and “on sale 09/02/15” is all we’ve got for now, along with a glimpse of one of Cara’s infamous, and in this photo, even more dramatic than usual eyebrows and Kendall’s dark mane and thigh tightly wrapped around Cara.

So we can just wait almost a year to hear more about this one.

Get Your Rihanna Fix Right Here Right Now

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Oh, look. It’s Queen One and Queen Two. Dr. Seuss couldn’t have written something with a happier ending and more meaningful message. 

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She’s unapologetic, blazes on cruises with Cara Delevingne, and is basically pop music’s coolest bad-ass. Rihanna has the power to start trends by merely stepping out of an airport in overpriced sweats and a pair of Alexander Wang heels. Unfortunately the diva has not been filling our ears with new music as of late, and it has been truly traumatic. We’ve been so desperate and stuck listening to her asking what her name is while belting oh na na. To say it’s been a long time since RiRi has made a new album is an understatement — her latest albumdropped in 2012 — it’s been a lifetime!

RiRi is phresh out the runway. She may not be a Victoria’s Secret model but the girl can hold her own among model gal pals Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, and Cara Delevingne. JOURDAN DUNN 'CELL FOR GRATITUDE' CHARITY EVENT - (Exclusive Content)Photo: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

To twist the knife even more, the bad gal is M.I.A. on Instagram, which basically means there’s no reason to even have an Instagram at all.

A moment in history one can never forget, for all the right reasons. Tens of thousands of Swarovski crystals poured like liquid over RiRi’s insane body, giving a whole new meaning to “dripping in diamonds”. 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Award PresentationPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Shop Cara Delevingne’s DKNY Collection Right Now

Cara Delevingne is so excited about her DKNY collaboration she wrote the press release herself, and it’s adorable.

WOW!! I can’t believe that some random, rough ideas have finally turned into my own collection!! Designs with my own name on them and in collaboration with the iconic DKNY brand. It is so wild to realize that it has been an entire year since we began planning this project together… goes to show that time does fly when you’re having fun!! I first started to work with DKNY almost 2 years ago. They always encouraged my design input, my personal style and my ideas from the very beginning of our working relationship. Our creative synergy only grew with time and before you knew it we were exchanging ideas for a jumpsuit. It was an organic process and it made sense. DKNY is urban and edgy but most of all, it’s individual! They truly embrace the weirdness in all of us, so you can really be yourself. I love to layer every which way. There are 15 pieces to play with—no rules, no “looks”, just opportunities. For me, it starts with the crop top. It’s essential. You take it from there. A sweat suit/jumpsuit (put it on, and you’re done.) My dream pantsuit, because you can boy it up, split it up or suit it up, when needed. There are tanks, tees, fun hoodies, track pants, a leather crop bomber TO DIE FOR!! And, of course, an amazing parka—an urban must!! When I first came to NYC when I was 15 years old and saw the DKNY mural on Houston Street, I was wowed. To me, DKNY captured the essence of New York and set trends for young people everywhere. I bought my first pair of DKNY Jeans on that trip. For Donna to trust my creative vision and give me freedom to design pieces I love is such a privilege. You’ll soon be able to get it on–line at DKNY.com, as well as in select stores. I’m thrilled to share it—and can’t wait to see how you make it yours.

xx, Cara

Some of our favorite Cara x DKNY pieces below, then shop the collection here before it sells out!

4 Reasons Ciara Deserves Some More Fashion Credibility

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10 years ago, an album simply titled “Goodies” was released that included a plethora of amazing R&B hits and an array of candy colored velour track-suits. Fast forward to 2014, and Ciara is still relevant today– thankfully, she has dropped the matching sweats for pieces that are little bit more couture. Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci considers her as part of his #family and she’s become a reoccurring figure on the front row scene. One look at her Instagram and you’ll mistake the self-made recording artist for a pampered billionaire’s daughter that mingles with the royals. It’s time for Ciara’s 2005 Teen Vogue cover to finish style school and graduate to Vogue, because lets face it, Ciara is the real deal.

Exhibit A: Front row at Givenchy, wearing Givenchy. David-X-Prutting_BFAnycPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

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Like any other fashion darling, a front row presence is essential to sealing the deal. Miss Ciara is not too shabby considering she’s sat front row at the Givenchy show multiple years in a row. Her relationship with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci is far more than air kisses — he considers her part of his #family. The #family that also includes Vogue cover star Kim Kardashian.

Exhibit B: She’s got Ralph Lauren’s approval. Leandro-Justen_BFAnycPhoto: Leandro Justen/BFAnyc.com Remember when Polo Ralph Lauren projected a fashion show in the middle of New York fashion week in the middle of Central Park on a waterfall? Remember how jealous you were that you weren’t there? Well Ciara was, and she was wearing a custom Polo top, name embossed of course.

Exhibit C: She’s got friends. Matteo-Prandoni_BFAnycPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

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Models Joan Smalls and Cara Delevingne, artist Marina Abramovic, jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher, and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, just to name a few. Ciara mingles with some of hottest names in fashion and art. They all can’t get enough of her goodies.

Exhibit D: The girl can wear the clothes. Matteo-PrandoniPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Lets face it, Ciara was blessed with a body of a goddess that any designer would be crazy not to throw gowns at. Ciara can look fresh in a potato sack… which I’m sure Margiela would gladly provide.